Oil & Gas Industry

K-P Engineering provides expert know-how in the analysis and root cause understanding of many types of metallurgical, material and mechanical failures in the oil & gas industry. Whether it is a work-place accident involving injury or property loss, or a persistently occurring equipment failure, Veracis can provide technical understanding of the problem.


Typical analyzed components include:

  • Structural members
  • Fasteners (Nuts, bolts, rivets, etc.)
  • Welds
  • Bearings
  • Gears
  • Chains and linkages
  • Rigging failures
  • Pipelines
  • Valves
  • Pumps

Typical failure modes:

  • Accidents
  • Process failure
  • Operational failure
  • Corrosion
  • Overload / Overpressure
  • Metal Fatigue
  • Improper use
  • Improper maintenance
  • Defective design
  • Material or Manufacturing defect
  • Fire or high heat